Michael C. Sharp – Trip Further


Michael C. Sharp’s Trip Further is a voyage through vast oceans of cosmic keyboards and astral guitars that Harmonia would have been proud of.

Sharp, a Texan multi-instrumentalist and one of the main heads behind Sungod, has gone above and beyond to create a collection of soundscapes that feel both profoundly exploratory and effortlessly relaxing.

Songs like “Oaxacan Anesthetic” shiver with electronic pulsations, spiraling out into infinite intertwining patterns. Meanwhile, on “Open Society,” and the opening track, “Choleric,” hazy waves of raspy acid guitars howl behind the walls of hypnotic synthesizers. This combination helps to give the album an extra spacey, dreamlike quality, making the listener feel as through they’re coasting through deep, nebulous star fields.

The layers of twisting keyboards and walls of guitar swirl around your head, panning from speaker to speaker, enhancing the mesmerizing effect of each song. If you close your eyes and deeply focus on the oscillating electro beats, it’s easy to fall into a trance, edging ever closer to total chilled-out bliss.

If you enjoyed similar qualities in recent works by Prana Crafter, Tarotplane and Tuluum Shimmering, then this is a must-have tape for your collection. Pre-order yours today from Aural Canyon before they sell out!


Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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